This excerpt taken from the XIDE 10-K filed Jun 4, 2009.
Gordon A. Ulsh (63) President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Ulsh was appointed to his current position in April 2005. From 2001 until March 2005, Mr. Ulsh was Chairman, President and CEO of Texas-based FleetPride Inc., the nations largest independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck parts. Prior to joining FleetPride in 2001, Mr. Ulsh worked with Ripplewood Equity Partners, providing analysis of automotive industry segments for investment opportunities. Earlier, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Federal-Mogul Corporation in 1999 and as head of its Worldwide Aftermarket Division in 1998. Prior to Federal-Mogul, he held a number of leadership positions with Cooper Industries, including Executive Vice President of its automotive products segment. Mr. Ulsh joined Coopers Wagner Lighting business unit in 1984 as Vice President of Operations, following 16 years in manufacturing and engineering management at Ford Motor Company. Mr. Ulsh is a director of OM Group, Inc.
Mitchell S. Bregman (55) President, Industrial Energy Americas. Mr. Bregman joined Exide in September 2000 in connection with the Companys acquisition of GNB Technologies, Inc. (GNB). He has served in his current role since March 2003 and prior to that was President, Global Network Power. Mr. Bregman joined GNB in 1979. He served for 12 years as a Vice President with various responsibilities with GNB Industrial Power and nine years with GNBs Transportation Division.
Bruce A. Cole (46) President, Transportation Americas. Mr. Cole joined the Company in September 2000 in connection with the Companys acquisition of GNB. He has served in his current role since August 2007 and prior to that was Vice President and General Manager, North American Recycling. Mr. Cole joined GNB in 1989. He has served in a variety of roles at the Company including VP, Manufacturing & Engineering for Industrial Energy Americas and VP Global Marketing Industrial Energy.
Phillip A. Damaska (54) Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Damaska joined the Company in January 2005 as Vice President, Finance, was appointed Vice President and Corporate Controller in September 2005, was named Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller in March 2006, and was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective April 1, 2008. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Damaska served in numerous capacities with Freudenberg-NOK from 1996 through 2004, most recently as President of Corteco, an automotive and industrial seal supplier that is part of the partnerships global group of companies.
Franz Josef Dette (53) President, Industrial Energy Europe. Mr. Dette was appointed to this position in September 2008. Mr. Dette has served this business segment since 1998 in other leadership roles including Vice President of Operations and Director of Logistics. Prior to joining Exide, Mr, Dette served in leadership roles with other energy related companies including his most recent position as Managing Director for DETA Akkumulatorenwerk GmbH in Germany.
Barbara A. Hatcher (54) has been Executive Vice President and General Counsel since May 2006 and had served as Deputy General Counsel from April 2004 through April 2006. Ms. Hatcher joined the Company in 2000 through its acquisition of GNB, where she served as Vice President & General Counsel.
George S. Jones, Jr. (56) Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Communications. Mr. Jones joined the Company in July 2005. From 1974 to 2004, Mr. Jones served in several executive positions at Cooper Industries, most recently as Vice President, Operations at the Lighting Division from 1997 to 2004.
Louis E. Martinez (43) Vice President, Corporate Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Martinez was appointed to this position in March 2008. Previously, Mr. Martinez served as the Companys Assistant Corporate Controller since joining the Company in May 2005. Mr. Martinez served as Corporate Controller for Airgate PCS, Inc., from March 2003 through May 2005. Mr. Martinez has also served as Corporate Controller for Cotelligent, Inc., from March 2000 through February 2003 and as Director of Finance & Controller for Aegis Communications Group from 1996 through February 2000.
Edward J. OLeary (53) Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. OLeary joined the Company in June 2005 as President, Transportation Americas, and was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in August 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. OLeary served as President, the Americas at Oetiker Inc. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. OLeary served in a consulting capacity with Jag Management Consultants. Mr. OLeary served as Chief Executive Officer of iStarSystems from 2000 to 2002, and served as Vice President Sales and Distribution, the Americas at Federal-Mogul Corp. from 1998 to 1999. Prior to that, Mr. OLeary served as Executive Vice President of Cooper Automotive, a division of Cooper Industries, from 1995 to 1998, after spending 17 years at Tenneco Automotive.
Michael Ostermann (43) President, Transportation Europe. Mr. Ostermann joined Exide in January 2009, continuing an extensive career in various automotive industry and operational roles including his most recent position as Management Board Member and Managing Director for Frauenthal Holding AG, a European manufacturer of industrial ceramic products. Mr. Ostermann was responsible for establishing that companys Automotive Division.